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Welcome to Germany's No. 1 cultural travel destination

It is above all the art and cultural events that visitors from all over the world appreciate in Saxony. Whether in world-class venues, with renowned orchestras and ensembles - internationally renowned theatre and music events, top-class festivals as well as museums and exhibitions stand for Saxon high culture.


Museum Scenery Saxony

Around 500 museums skilfully display their collected treasures throughout Saxony. With this stately variety the Free State takes up one of the foremost positions in Germany. This year, a stroll through the manifold museum scenery Saxony introduces new high-quality exhibitions of international reputation. The exhibition of the State Art Collections Dresden ranges among the most famous museums in the world.


Music festivals

Saxony's musical landscape is unequalled in Germany. Every year, more than 40 renowned music festivals take place. Whether in opera houses, castles, palaces, parks, quarries, churches and on squares - exceptional festivals determine the musical life. Here you will find a survey.


Orchestras and Ensembles

A journey through the Saxon history of music is an encounter with big names and a rich musical heritage. Choirs as the Dresden Kreuzchor and the Leipzig Thomanerchor and ensembles like the Saxon State Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra have been existing for more than 400 years. An almost not recordable number of choirs, amateur ensembles as well as choir and music making associations exist here. Major orchestras and ensembles provide first-rate musical delight.


World-class venue

Semper Opera, the churches Frauenkirche and Kreuzkirche in Dresden, Gewandhaus and Thomaskirche in Leipzig, the Chemnitz theatres - Saxony is equipped with fascinating venues . Also castles and palaces, churches, outdoor theatres, quarries and mines serve as performance venues.


UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Two sites which have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status impressively underline Saxony's reputation as the number one cultural tourist destination in Germany: “Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski” and the “Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří Mining Region”